A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and - download pdf or read online

By Allen Jeyarajasingam

ISBN-10: 0199639426

ISBN-13: 9780199639427

This re-creation is the main accomplished box consultant to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, masking all 673 species identified to happen within the area. The birds are illustrated in a sequence of seventy four wonderful full-colour plates, painted for this publication by means of Alan Pearson, an artist with massive first-hand event of the area. The plates illustrate a few of the plumage diversifications for every chicken, and convey the birds perched and likewise in flight, the place proper to their identity. The textual content, written and revised by means of Allen Jeyarajasingam, is available to skilled ornithologists and rookies alike, and highlights the $64000 identity positive aspects comparable to plumage diversifications, dimension, calls and songs, variety, distribution, and standing for each species. Introductory sections describe the zone and spotlight the very best websites for staring at the considerable avifauna.

The appealing, targeted plates and clearly-written textual content make this publication essential for all birdwatchers traveling to the zone.

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Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger 52 cm (20 in) (a) Slender build with proportionately smaller and more slender bill than 71. (b) Swims with body partly submerged. p. 111 71. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 82 cm (32 in) Large size with black plumage with dark bronze sheen and white throat. p. 111 72. Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster 91 cm (36 in) (a) Long snake-like neck and long pointed bill. (b) Swims with body submerged and neck fully extended and exposed. p. 112 29(a) 29(b) 66 65 27 30(b) 30(a) 28 32(a) 31(a) 32(b) 31(b) 70(a) 70(b) 72(b) 71 72(a) P L ATE 5 STO R KS, I B I SE S, A N D SA RUS CRA NE 34.

2–20 in) p. 122 (a) Adult: Bright chestnut upperparts, white head, neck and breast with blackish brown streaks. (b) Juvenile: Dull brown with buff spots and streaks. (c) Underwing flight pattern (adult): Chestnut wing coverts, rufous flight feathers, and blackish wingtips. (d) Underwing flight pattern (juvenile): Pale patch at base of primaries. 80(c) 80(b) 80(a) 81(b) 82(b) 81(a) 85(e) 86(c) 82(a) 85(d) 85(c) 87(c) 85(b) 85(a) 87(d) 86(a) 86(b) 87(a) 87(b) P L ATE 13 O R I E N TA L H O N E Y - B U Z ZA RD 83.

E) Underwing flight (female): Like adult 77 but base of coverts whiter with dark bars on undertail. (f) Underwing flight (first summer male): Greyish breast and belly, rufous-chestnut undertail coverts. 78. Oriental Hobby Falco severus 28–33 cm (11–13 in) p. 115 (a) Adult: Black hood, buff-white throat, unmarked reddish-rufous underparts. (b) Juvenile: Breast and belly marked with dark streaks. (c) Underwing flight (adult): Reddish-chestnut underparts and wing coverts distinctive. (d) Underwing flight (juvenile): Streaked underparts and wing coverts.

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